Ramsay Health Care UK Leadership

Board Members

Nick Costa

Nick Costa

Chief Executive Officer

Nick Costa was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Ramsay Health Care UK on 17 January 2022.

Nick has been Ramsay UK’s Chief Operating Officer since 2018 and has been instrumental in ensuring the effective operational delivery of the UK business.  Most recently Nick has overseen the successful rollout of a new Electronic Patient Record system across all Ramsay’s Hospitals.  He has a proven track record as an accomplished and collaborative leader.  

Prior to his appointment with Ramsay, Nick was the Regional Operations & Transformation Director at Nuffield Health, where he was responsible for the delivery of high quality services and standards across a business Region as well as National responsibility for business transformation.

Peter Allen

Peter Allen

Chief Financial Officer

Peter joined Ramsay Health Care UK in 2016 as Group Financial Controller, responsible for the management of the central finance team, which covered payroll, accounts payable, fixed assets, cash management, tax, and internal / external reporting to ensure compliance and risk is managed effectively in the UK business.  Peter was appointed as CFO on 1 July 2019.

Before joining Ramsay, Peter held a number of senior financial leadership roles including Financial Controller at Malcolm Hollis LLP, and Group Finance Director of thirtysevendegrees Health and Fitness Clubs. Peter is a highly experienced and driven finance professional with extensive post qualification experience across several different sectors. 

Tim Pearl

Tim Pearl

Development Director

As Development Director, he is responsible for capital development, estate and facilities management in the UK. His 28 years of healthcare experience in capital planning and estate management includes positions within the NHS and the independent sector at HCA, UME, and BUPA, and senior positions within Classic Hospitals Group and Capio Healthcare.

As part of the Executive Team he is responsible for the delivery of the capital development and facilities strategies and contributes to the performance and direction of the overall business.

He has a MSc in Management and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor.

Mehdi Erfan

Mehdi Erfan

General Counsel
& Company Secretary

Mehdi Erfan has been in post since January 2013.  Mehdi has considerable experience of both the private healthcare sector and the NHS. He recently led for the entire independent hospital sector on the novel contracts with NHS England, in relation to the sector providing almost all its capacity to the NHS in response to Covid-19. These contracts were in place for over a year, allowing considerable support to patients. 

Mehdi is a member of the Expert Advisory Group, which developed the Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework, partly in response to the Paterson Inquiry.   

Mehdi is a Solicitor of many years standing - has a LLB (Hons) and a Masters of Arts, Comparative Business Law.

Viv Heckford

Viv Heckford

Director of Clinical Services

As the Director of Clinical Services at Ramsay Health Care UK, Viv is responsible for the Leadership and strategic direction for clinical services in Ramsay Health Care UK. Viv is also the Caldicott Guardian.

Viv has worked as Group Clinical Director, Governance Director, Matron, and Hospital Director; managed commercial doctor engagement in a large multi-site independent healthcare provider and has project managed the commissioning of a large new independent hospital.

Viv has extensive operational management, clinical, governance and regulatory experience in both the independent healthcare and NHS sectors.

A professionally qualified first level nurse, Viv started her career in the NHS working in the acute sector as first a Staff Nurse and then a Ward Sister in acute medicine and coronary care.

Liz Neil

Lis Neil

Chief Strategy and
Operations Officer

Lis commenced her role as Chief Strategy and Operations Officer , Ramsay Health Care UK, on 1 March 2022 and is responsible for leading on the strategy, implementation and operational management of the Ramsay UK business. Lis has been Ramsay UK’s Director of Strategy since 2019.

Lis has senior level experience working in both the public and private sectors of UK Healthcare. Before moving to Ramsay, Lis was COO of a new oncology business start-up, Proton Partners International for two years.

Prior to that, Lis held various Strategic and Operational Board roles in Nuffield Health for 12 years. Notably, Operations Director, and Chief Executive of Vale Healthcare Ltd, a Nuffield Health/Consultant hospital joint venture business. Lis started her career in the NHS and was Director of Commissioning of a Local Health Board, when she left to join Nuffield Health after 16 years.

Lis has a track record of developing strong teams and is passionate about using leadership to achieve strategic and financial targets. She has a BA Hons degree.

David Liverseidge

David Liverseidge

Chief Digital
Information Officer

David Liverseidge joined Ramsay Health Care UK as Chief Digital & Information Officer in October 2020. As CDIO, David is responsible for the operational IT/IS services, Information Security and the company’s technology and digital strategy.

Prior to his appointment with Ramsay, David was the CIO at Nuffield Health, appointed in 2016, where he was responsible for the strategy, delivery and operation of all Technology services across Nuffield’s hospitals, gyms and corporate business. David had previously worked on the technology strategy and delivery for the organisation’s hospital estate.

David’s earlier experience spanned pharmaceuticals. retail and consumer electronics sectors, where he has built and led high performing teams to deliver tangible business benefits through the development and implementation of innovative technology solutions alongside an effective business change agenda. David commenced his career at Price Waterhouse consulting post completion of a Business degree from University College, Swansea.

Angela Evans

Angela Evans

Chief Customer Officer

Angela is Chief Customer Officer and has responsibility for leading the development and delivery of Ramsay UK’s marketing and customer strategies for all external stakeholders.  Angela joined Ramsay UK in 2012 and was appointed to the Executive Board in 2014.

Prior to joining Ramsay, Angela held a number of senior level roles in both the NHS and the private healthcare sector.  With over 20 years’ experience in communications Angela has a track record of developing strong teams and is passionate delivering high quality services and customer excellence.

Angela has an MSc in European Politics and Social Policy.